John Dumelo, a well-known actor, politician, and farmer, has emphasized the importance of providing local farmers with logistics, so they may be more competitive.
On Wednesday, October 26, he discussed this viewpoint during the 3business agriculture dialogue.
According to Mr Dumelo, “We have to look at adding value to our products and also post-harvest losses.“Most cocoa farmers haven’t tasted chocolate before, yet we are the net exporter of cocoa.”
The 2018 National Best Farmer, James Boateng, said during the event that Ghana needs to boost its agricultural output. He asserted that using technology will boost productivity.
He said, “We are not even applying the little technology that we have.“I don’t know why we can’t grow tomatoes and onions in Ghana to the extent that we buy from Burkina Faso.
We have issues with logistics.” He added, “We need to look at our inputs. Ghana 2019 did quite well in terms of the provision of inputs and in turn, our maize production increased.”